A man charged with breaking into Eminem’s suburban Detroit house in April has declined an evaluation determining his competency to stand trial.
Defendant Matthew David Hughes and his attorney, Richard Glanda, appeared by video in a Macomb County District Court hearing Monday. Glanda said Hughes did not want to participate in a competency evaluation that was to have been conducted by Dr. Margo Gilbert, a forensic psychiatrist.
Macomb County District Judge set a preliminary hearing for Aug. 10.
The clean-shaven Hughes said little during Monday’s proceeding, where he appeared from Macomb County Jail.
Hughes was arrested April 5 at Eminem’s house in a gated Clinton Township community and was charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of a building.
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Police said Hughes gained entry by breaking a glass door in back with a pavement stone, setting off an alarm system, and was confronted by Eminem in the living room. The incident happened during the early weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, and the rapper was self-quarantining under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, a police spokesman said.